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FANRPAN CEO participates in World Economic Forum, 4-6 May 2011 in Cape Town
10 May 2011



http://www.weforum.org

For some governments, partnering with business is hard enough; joining together with civil society requires a major leap of faith", said Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). (http://www.weforum.org/news/president-kikwete-innovative-partnerships-are-essential-development-success?fo=1)

FANRPAN's Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, shared the statement during the World Economic Forum Plenary Panel Discussion on "Innovative Partnerships for Development". The World Economic Forum on Africa which was held on 4-6 May 2011 in Cape Town had the theme: "From Vision to Action, Africa's Next Chapter".

The session included:
  • Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
  • Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of Tanzania
  • Strive Masiyiwa, Group Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless Group, South Africa
  • Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa
  • Mark Suzman, Director, Policy and Advocacy, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
    Moderated by
  • Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum.
http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2011

The 21st Africa gathering brought together 700 top global and regional business leaders, heads of state/government and ministers, as well as leaders from media, academia and civil society. The meeting presented a unique opportunity for leaders to review the challenges facing the region and plans that could ensure a more secure future. The translation of growth into inclusive and sustained development on the continent is complex under the following three thematic pillars:
  • Shaping Africa's Role in the New Reality
  • Fostering Africa's New Champions of Growth
  • Building Partnerships for Inclusive Development
Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo; Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of Mozambique; Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa, Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, and key business leaders of African and multinational companies active in Africa participated in the meeting.

Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011
Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011
Kofi Annan and Jakaya Kikwete - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011
Kofi Annan and Jakaya Kikwete - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Partnerships for Development - World Economic Forum on Africa 2011

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